Southern Railway Passenger Playlist

southern railway LogoSouthern Railways usually do a pretty good job of running trains to and from London and Brighton. But the past few weeks have been horrendous. I’ll forgive snow disruption reluctantly (although not the website being down due to demand as people were desperate to get info) but signal failures, fatalities causing total chaos and general crapness in the past three weeks have really been a bit of a bore. It should never take three hours to get from London Victoria to the City-by-the-Sea. But rather than rant, here’s a playlist for all passengers. Thank goodness for my iPod: my faithful companion during these interminable delays.

Gladys Knight: Midnight train to Georgia (will now make an additional stop at Wivelsfield.)

The Beatles: Ticket to ride (not valid on the Gatwick Express.)

The Monkees: Last train to Clarksville (has been cancelled.)

Sam Cooke: A change is gonna come (on the failed signals at Haywards heath in the next 7 -8 minutes.)

The Kinks: Victoria (where this train will terminate.)

George Harrison: Something (in the way she moves suggests she’s an undercover Revenue Protection Officer.)

Elton John: I’m still standing (and have been standing all the way since Clapham Junction.)

Queen: Another one bites the dust (under a train at Purley, all services are subject to severe delays.)

6 Responses to Southern Railway Passenger Playlist

  1. How’s Glen Campbells’ Wichita Lines-man (…we havn’t moved for an hour now).

  2. Lynne says:

    Led Zeppelin : Trampled Underfoot (as we try to get on the one train that is running)

  3. Tanya says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozh1y7zI0r8
    How about The Cure and Jumping Someone Elses’ Train? This youtube video even mentions Brighton (is it your line?)

  4. Tanya C says:

    How about Jumping Someone Else’s Train but The Cure (I know, showing my age)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozh1y7zI0r8
    Youtube video here may even be the brighton route????

  5. BillG says:

    That well known train spotter Louis Armstrong is first on my iPod:
    We Have All The Time In The World (really?)
    Cabaret (And you’re welcome to it)
    Georgia (Brighton) On My Mind
    Jeepers Creepers (How much for a can of warm lager?)
    Hello Trolley
    Back O’Train Blues
    Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
    I’m Just A Lucky So and So (Not to be on the train)
    etc etc

  6. That playlist will never last the (three hour) journey!

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